Funeral Parade of Roses + The Fifth Element + The Messenger

Aug 26, 05:00 PM
Another Director's Lottery week, another chance for Tim, Mick, Rob and Graham to tear the show apart over the merits (or demerits) of a classic film - this time Toshio Matsumoto's punk-as-hell queer Oedipus Rex modernisation Funeral Parade of Roses. And if you think that sentence was a lot to take on board, wait until you hear the impassioned armchair debate. That's not debate conducted from armchairs. That's debate ABOUT armchairs.

Off the Shelf has two Blu-Ray reissues from Luc Besson's '90s work, as Studio Canal offer Tim and Mick the chance to reassess The Fifth Element and The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc. Were we right to be irritated by Chris Tucker's performance in the former? Or to ignore the latter entirely? Find out on Cinema Eclectica, currently plotting our first trip to the cinema since March...

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